Our sense of touch is a fundamental part of the human experience. Being touched by others a powerful tool of communication, whether it is through a handshake, a hug, or a pat on the back, and it can also boost a sense of general well being.
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When the weather warms up in the spring and summer, it’s natural to spend more time being active outside and enjoying nature. Along with all of the benefits of sunshine, fresh air and exercise, warm weather also brings more opportunities to tweak or injure the spine. Here are some tips to take care of your neck and back while resuming your outdoor adventures.
Regenerative medicine involves using your own body’s tissue to help heal disease and injury. Before we list some conditions that can be treated by regenerative medicine, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about each treatment we offer.
Stomach 36, called ‘Zusanli’ in Chinese and ‘Leg Three Miles’ in English, is the point recommend to use at home with acupressure. Acupressure is pressure applied to an acupuncture point. In the office, acupuncturists also rely on this point; it is an extremely popular spot to needle during a treatment. Certainly, it is one of my top choices. Why?
Walking provides a bevy of heart health benefits from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol to reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes. New research shows it could reduce the risk of heart disease, too. A paper presented at the American College of Cardiology annual scientific session recently followed 89,270 participants for 10 years and found that walking at a moderate pace for at least 40 minutes 2–3 times per week was associated with a lower risk of heart failure than their sedentary peers.
In America, at least 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is the leading complaint heard at doctors’ offices and is the number one cause of disability and missed worked days. Typically, treatment and management of back pain begin with conservative methods, such as rest, pain medication or physical therapy/physiotherapy. Although these types of conservative care help relieve pain, many cases of chronic back pain ultimately lead to invasive surgery.
The holiday season can be a challenging time for pain management. For many, the transition to colder and more blustery weather means extra aches and pains. Beyond just the winter weather, the holidays can also be a time of added stress, excessive travel, poor eating (and drinking) habits, and too little sleep. All of this can lead to inopportune pain flare-ups that put a big “bah humbug” into your season’s festivities.
Are you feeling frustrated every time you see your doctor? Like you aren’t being heard and not getting the help you need? My guess is that if you are feeling disappointed with your visits with your pain doctor, you probably aren’t alone.
A 2015 U.S. government study revealed that over 300,000 Americans are undergoing hip replacement surgeries annually. While that may not seem like a lot, the number is on a sharp increase. One important question is why. According to the study, more and more Americans are being diagnosed with osteoarthritis or deterioration of the joints. Because the hip joint is one of the most used in the body, more active people are more likely to see a faster breakdown of the structures that make up the joint. This is proven by an increasing number of patients under the age of 45 seeking hip replacement surgery, the study shows.
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